A Texas Heart Hospital and Subsidiary Company Agree to Pay $48 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Based on Violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute

The US Department of Justice announced on December 18, 2020, that Texas Heart Hospital of the Southwest LLP, a partially physician-owned hospital in Plano, Texas, and its wholly owned subsidiary, THHBP Management Company, LLC (collectively, the “Heart Hospital”) made a $48 million settlement of claims they violated...

Workrite Companies Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Charges for $7.1 Million

Workrite Companies to Pay $7.1 Million to Settle Alleged Furniture Overcharges | OPA | Department of Justice On December 3, 2020, the US DOJ announced that a Delaware ergonomic furniture maker, Workrite Ergonomics LLC and its parent, Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co. (collectively, Workrite), agreed to pay $7.1 mil...

HHS Announces False Claims Act Working Group to Enhance Efforts to Combat Fraud and Focus Resources on Bad Actors

The US Department of Health and Human Services announced on December 4, 2020, that a working group was being created to help “enhance the relationship between the HHS Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in combating fraud and abuse by identifying and focusing resources on those w...

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees To Pay $22 Million To Resolve Alleged False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute Charges

The US Department of Justice recently announced that pharmaceutical company Biogen, Inc. (Biogen), agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges filed through the federal False Claims Act. The company, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was charged with improperly using foundations as a means to pay the copays for Medi...

Several Recent False Claims Act (FCA) Settlements

California University agrees to Pay $225,000 for allegedly violating ban on Incentive compensation Lakeway Regional Medical Center LLC and Co-Defendants agree to pay mor than $15.3 million to settle allegations they fraudulently obtained government-insured loans and misused loan funds FCA – Illegal college ...

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees To Pay $97 Million To Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability For Paying Kickbacks

The US DOJ announced on September 23, 2020 that the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Gilead), located in Foster City, California agreed to pay $97 million to settle claims made pursuant to the federal False Act. The claims alleged that the company illegally used a foundation to funnel copays of “thousand...

Multinational Industrial Engineering Company Agrees to Pay $22 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Evaded Customs Duties

The US Department of Justice issued a press release on September 25, 2020, that said that Linde GmbH and its U.S. subsidiary Linde Engineering North America LLC (LENA) (together, “Linde”)” agreed to settle False Claims Act charges that they “knowingly made false statements on customs declarations to avoid payin...

Whistleblower Helps DOJ Settle Biopharmaceutical Company False Claims Act Charges of False Commercial Billing Practices for $6.5 Million

The US District of Justice announced on April 6, 2020, that MiMedx Group Inc. (MiMedx) is based in Georgia made and sold human tissue grafts. The payment settles a claim brough by a whistleblower under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims act. The whistleblower was a sales representative. The False Claims Act per...

Justice Department Announces False Claims Act Lawsuit Settlement of Case for Kickbacks to Executives Through Sham Counseling

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on March 5, 2020 that it has intervened in two whistleblower cases against Spine Frontier, Inc. (SpineFrontier) and related companies and individuals. The case was brought pursuant to the False Claims Act which allows whistleblowers to receive a percentage of any successful ...

The Purchaser of Department of Energy Loan to Pay $29 Million to Settle Alleged Bidding Fraud

The US Department of Justice announced on January 31, 2020, that “Hybrid Tech Holdings LLC, Hybrid Technology LLC, and Ace Strength International LTD, have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by colluding to rig the bidding of an auction to purchase the United States Department of En...